Friday, December 30, 2011
This picture is made of: bark, oak, cockscomb, poppy seed, banana peel, orange peel, gray poplar, parsley and maple.
Monday, November 28, 2011
This cat is alert and on duty. He has examined every leaf and is on the lookout for birds in the sky and other creatures and humans below. Even if he doesn’t take a swat at any of them, he just has to know all that is going on.
This picture is made of: gray poplar, mulberry, maple, hornet nest, cotton and banana peel.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sarah’s Lavender Cottage ~ A place to see 16-year-old Sarah Samsel’s scenes made from pressed flowers, leaves and other plant material. She will also be showing cornhusk dolls and other items. Sarah will be demonstrating pressed-flower art.
Nathaniel Samsel ~ 2011 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion Nathaniel Samsel will be playing carols and other music on his dulcimer and banjo throughout the event. Nathaniel is 13 years old.
450 Bybrook Trail, Clarkesville, Georgia; for details call: 706-754-9200
For more locations on the arts tour visit: http://www.artstour.org/
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
The Harvest Festival will take place Sept. 10 at Kollock’s gallery, the Saturday Shop, and at Sarah’s Lavender Cottage, both of which are on the home property of John and Nancy Kollock. The Saturday Shop will feature original watercolor paintings, prints, books and cards by John Kollock, who has been painting and writing about the country side and rural activities of his Northeast Georgia home since the 1950s, along with watercolor paintings by his daughter, Kathleen Kollock.
Samsel, 16, is perhaps best known for her “pressed flower pictures,” one of which took third place in the pressed flower competition at the 2011 Philadelphia Flower Show. She will have plenty of original pressed flower pictures to show inside Sarah’s Lavender Cottage. However, she will be demonstrating the art of cornhusk doll making throughout the day. Samsel’s dolls and various printed items of her pressed flower pictures will also be available. As part of the Grand Opening, Samsel will give away a framable oversized postcard image of one of her pressed flower pictures to the first 50 attendees.
Nathaniel Samsel, Sarah’s 13-year-old brother, will provide live banjo and dulcimer music throughout the day inside the Saturday Shop. The 2011 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion, Nathaniel Samsel will leave Clarkesville a few days after the show to travel with his dad to the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas to compete in the national mountain dulcimer championship.
Refreshments will be served, and there will be a give-away. Festival hours are 10:00 to 5:00. The Saturday Shop is located at 450 Bybrook Trail in Clarkesville. For directions or additional information, call (706) 754-9200.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
This picture is made of: Raspberry, gray poplar, lamb’s ear, seaweed, maple, nandina, poinsettia, mulberry, money plant and aucuba.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This picture is made of: aucuba, birch bark, corn silk, statice, pampas grass, maple, Queen Anne’s lace, seaweed, skeletonized magnolia leaves, money plant, various other leaves and some grass heads.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Why is she gleeful? Did something cause her sensation of running through the flowers, or is she simply a gleeful person -- happy to be who God created her to be? A lady, free from cultural norms. This picture included a first for me. Never before has one of my ladies had toes.
This picture is made of: corn husk, baby's breath, statice?, cock's comb, bark, seaweed, aucuba, maple and tendrils.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This year I will mostly bring corn husk dolls to sell, with maybe a picture or two. Many of my friends will also be there, my brother and his friend Calvin will be playing stringed instruments with a group of other bluegrass musicians. The Clarkesville Garden Club will be selling plants. John Kollock will be sketching children for free from 10:00-2:00 (ages 2 to 10). My friend Elizabeth will be selling jewelry and who knows what kind of art Miss Cecile and Miss Becky will doing. Those are just people who I know who will be there. There are a lot of other people who will be around too. The ones I mentioned and I will be in the Mauldin House Gardens. A lot of other vendors will be on the square. I think food and more music will be in Pitt's Park. The parade, which goes through the town square starts at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Henry David Thoreau said “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” I thought that was a pretty way to look at it. (Forget that my sky is corn husk colored.) This particular bluebird carries flowers on his back, including some flowers from the UK. I think he also has delphinium, cornflower, and dyed spider mum on his back.
This picture is made of: corn husk, maple, cotton, banana peel, cornflower, some sort of flower from the UK, spider mum and mica.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
This picture is made of: corn husks, dill, hydrangea, mulberry, bark, maple and banana peel.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Musicians get into their music. My 12-year-old brother plays the mountain dulcimer, and I know he really gets into what he is playing. While I was making this picture he found some good music for me to listen to and advised me to make her face looking down at her instrument because that is what he does when he is really getting into the song he is playing.
This picture is made of: delphinium, seed, bark, corn silk, aucuba and dill.